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Podiatrist Deborah Behre discusses preventing falls during the February Lunch and Learn. MONTHLY LUNCH
Lunch and Learn: Stay independent Noon-1 p.m. March
29: Rita Mercer will
The Chehalis Tribal Wellness MORE INFORMATION to improve your leg strength talk about “Diabetes
Center hosted a Lunch and and balance. and Cholesterol” in
Learn about fall prevention Tips can be found on the the PT Room of the
in the clinic’s PT Room on Centers for Disease Control n Ask your doctor to review Wellness Center.
Feb. 21. Dr. Deborah Behre, website at, your medications.
Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center or go to DIABETES
podiatrist, presented information n Get an annual eye checkup WELLNESS CLINIC
on diabetes and preventing falls A risk assessment with and update your eyeglasses. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
and associated injuries. simple questions is available on April 20: Patients
the Centers for Disease Control n Make your home safer: need labs, a
The event’s main goal was website or from your provider. Remove clutter and tripping medicine review,
to keep folks independent in Again, falls are the main reason hazards, put railings on all stairs, foot/diabetes/
their homes and lives. Deborah why older people lose their add grab bars in the bathroom physical exams and
provided handouts in the independence. and have good lighting. a uric acid blood test.
prevention of diabetes and
falling. Sadly, a bad fall can cause Here are tips to maintain n Exercise: There are very MONTHLY
a broken hip or other serious your health: simple exercises you can do. COMMUNITY WALK
injury that requires major Noon April 20: Join
surgery. Often, those who suffer n Begin an exercise program n Proper footwear: Shoes others for a fun
from this type of injury do not that offer protection, support, fitness walk. Starts
return to living on their own. comfort and sturdiness can at the Chehalis Tribal
reduce problems. Feet endure Wellness Center.
tremendous pressures every
day. It isn’t recommended to go MAMMOGRAM
barefoot. CLINIC
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tooth Fairy survey: Cash payouts up in 2016 June 6: With Swedish
Women’s Wellness
Delta Dental’s 13th annual COME SEE US and good Clinic. Schedule an
Tooth Fairy survey revealed oral health. appointment with
cash payouts to children soared If you’d like to schedule ... Having your health care
in 2016, according to an article an appointment with conversations provider to see if
in the Feb. 24 issue of USA the Chehalis Tribal Dental with children you’re eligible.
Today. Clinic, call 360-273-5504. about good
oral health ASK AUNTIES/
Everyone’s favorite little 13.5 percent increase from the habits from an HEALTHY FAMILIES
sprite decided to up her game previous year. early age can See Community
and paid out a whopping “all- help establish Wellness Manager
time high average of $4.66” for Delta Dental Vice President strong habits for a lifetime, Christina Hicks at
children’s freshly lost teeth. of Marketing Jennifer Elliott and the Tooth Fairy can be a the Wellness Center
said, “In addition to the great way to help spark those for an application or
That’s a gigantic increase excitement a visit from the conversations.” questions. Call 360-
from $.75 in 2015. Tooth Fairy brings, she also Taking proper care of your 709-1741.
delivers lessons in finance teeth is important to your
The survey also revealed the health. FOR MORE
Tooth Fairy handed out about INFORMATION
$290.6 million for lost teeth Call Diabetes
in the United States in 2016, a Licensed Practical
Nurse Sandra
Dickenson (360-709-
1660) or Christina
Hicks (360-709-1741).
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